Book Review of Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven
Stealing Heaven
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Dani is a thief. She and her mother travel around the country stealing from rich people. They make jokes and laugh at the people who settle down and live their lives in the suburbs, but all the while Dani secretly longs for the life her mother ridicules. She's never gone to school or had to follow the rules most girls do. In fact, her mother is constantly pushing her to have more fun, but Dani knows that there's much more than fun missing from her seemingly carefree life. She's never stayed in one place or let her guard down long enough to have a boyfriend or a best friend. She's never had any friend, for that matter, that she could even tell her real name - until she arrives in Heaven and her whole life is turned upside down when she realizes people don't always fit into their cookie cutter molds. This is a great coming of age story about a girl struggling to find the true meaning of love, trust and friendship from a unique point of view. I didn't expect to like Dani, but I did. You just can't help it. This is one of those stories that anyone can relate to and helps you to realize that no matter how different people may seem, we all want to be accepted and find that one place where we know we belong.